The Underbiters have all been adopted (and yes, people were given adoption papers). The small figures were made of polymer clay and painted with acrylics. They made their debut in March of 2009 and the series was officially retired in July of 2010. And while the figures themselves are simple in design, and even sometimes crude looking, I must say they stirred up tremendously emotional responses from people. Thank you to everyone who joined me with wonder as we explored their world. Here's a brief backstory:
Have you ever been surprised to find a hole in your sock, or rips in the garbage bag, or frayed wires for your stereo speakers? Maybe the flowers in your garden have been plundered, or there's a trail of crumbs across the floor.
Before you blame bad luck, poor craftsmanship or the family pet, consider the possibility that you have Underbiters living in your house.
This group of generally benign creatures are a band of mischief makers with a penchant for chewing.
While they prefer to avoid humans, they are drawn to our belongings (which may explain their migration from the forest and countryside to urban dwellings). Tree branches might offer a solid crunch and leaves vary from velvety to crisp, but there is a certain satisfaction to chomping down on the manufactured products of man.
Some of the Underbiters chew simply because it's an innate need while others relish the frustration of humans when the carnage is discovered.
If you care to read more about them, be my guest.